Professor Keith St Clair on The Arab Spring and Prospects for Democracy Lecture

Professor Keith St. ClairThe World Affairs Council of West Michigan presents “The Arab Spring and Prospects for Democracy” with GRCC faculty member Keith St. Clair as part of its Fall Lecture Series on Tuesday, November 8 from 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM with Q&A to follow.  The event takes place in Upper Donnelly Hall at Aquinas College.

The lecture addresses: “What is the probability for democracy in the Middle East in the wake of the Arab Spring? How would democracy impact the Arab world and beyond? These important questions can be explored by first considering the strengths and weaknesses of democracy. Is democracy a double-edged sword presenting as many problems as it solves?”

The cost to attend is $10 for Council Members, $15 for non-members, and free to Senator, Ed Partners and Corporate members.

Free, convenient parking. Click here for map.  Click here for the brochure.

GRCC in the News – 11/4/11

West Michigan entertainment links: More under-the-radar concert picks for November
Published: Friday, November 04, 2011, 10:10 AM | Grand Rapids Press

Some awfully enticing, near-underground acts will be rolling through the Grand Rapids area the next few weeks. Here are just a few to put on your calendar: […] Johannes Miller, Nov. 10, Grand Rapids Community College – Part of the Grand Rapids Community College International Guitar Series, this award-winning Swedish guitarist and composer is certain to wow his Grand Rapids audience. (More)

Former Dance Theatre of Harlem performers, West Michigan couple helped bring troupe to Muskegon
Published: Friday, November 04, 2011, 6:26 AM Updated: Friday, November 04, 2011, 7:11 AM

GRAND RAPIDS — The Dance Theatre of Harlem is what brought former DTH dancers Patrick and Tassia Johnson together, and the two Grand Rapids residents were instrumental in making the troupe’s Muskegon appearance a reality. […] Patrick is a faculty member at Grand Rapids Community College teaching ballet, tap and jazz. He’s also the president and CEO of the West Michigan Flight Academy.  (More)

Hope Network honors former inmate now in college, on career track
Published: Friday, November 04, 2011, 7:07 AM Updated: Friday, November 04, 2011, 10:33 AM

GRAND RAPIDS — Around 18, many people are making plans for their future: college or perhaps a job straight out of high school. For Jahaun McKinley, prison was on the horizon. […] When he’s not working, McKinley is attending classes at Grand Rapids Community College, where he is working toward a business degree. (More)

Journalism professor reacts to newspaper cuts
Submitted by Sarah Barwacz, Reporter-Multi Media Journalist | WZZM | Thursday, November 3rd, 2011, 5:13pm

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) — A headline to sum up print journalism could be “struggling to survive.” Papers all over the country are closing up shop. Three in West Michigan are consolidating including, the Grand Rapids Press. It’s a challenge Grand Rapids Community College professor Scott McNaab is trying to prepare his students to face. “Print is on the decline and more media are being used,” says McNabb.  (More)

See which 90-second investment pitches won in business student competition
Published: Friday, November 04, 2011, 6:40 AM | Grand Rapids Press

CALEDONIA — Business students pitched their best ideas to simulated investors: a job-shadowing database, a snagged lure fishing retrieval system, a shirt that keeps elbow pads in place for hockey players and designer heating vents. […] The competition was sponsored by the West Michigan Colleges and Universities Group. It involved students from Aquinas, Davenport, Calvin and Hope colleges, Cornerstone and Grand Valley State universities and Grand Rapids Community College.  (More)